Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.
More than a little outside of my budget!
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"
Samy's Discount Outlet is the first place I think of when I think fine furniture.
Gee I wonder what I should sell the Maloof Style pedestal tables I been building, I have on in my shop I use as a bench for things.
"There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward
Maybe it's a typo and he put a couple too many zero's in there?
Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash
Hey......this is an actual "reproduction" for goodness sakes.
The guy is pretty proud of his work.
I hate to disagree with you. However, in my opinion we have FWW members who make furniture that looks MUCH better than that. To me, it is gaudy. I have never been in one to check it out, however the chair makes me think of a bordello.
I do concede that the lines are smooth and visually comfortable---But Not that wood; at least not in a piece of furniture. I would not give you $14.00 for it if I had to use it.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
14000 bucks for a reproduction, with the only added value of having used a rare wood and not in the best way IMHO is overkill.
I wonder if Sam's heirs could sue this guy for using his name and fame as part of the advertisement.
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I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...
shoot for the stars, whats the harm in asking.
at least hes not selling something that he spent weeks on and is happy charging an equivalent of 3 dollars an hour for labor claiming he just does it for hobby money.
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